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. >> president obama is asking americans who need insurance to come back to newly overhauled healthcare.gov. >> do not let the initial problems discourage you because it's working better now and it's going to keep on working better over time. >> the obama administration says more than 1 million people logged on to the site monday and the system did not crash. 13,000 were put in a new system to help during high traffic. they are invited to come back when there is less traffic. 60% of them did. the white house is not yet saying how many have enrolled, but high traffic is proof of high demand. >> despite all the problems in the rollout, about half a million people across the country are poised to gain healthcare coverage beginning on january 1. >> the white house hopes highlighting progress will reassure consumers and nervous democrats. but republicans continue to insist problems go way beyond the website. >> this bill was fund mentally flawed. causing people to lose the doctor of their choice, causing them to lose their health plan, and if that isn't enough, they are having to pay mu
? what will the president say to convince americans about obama care. >> we didn't know there would be a obama care damage sales come pain. look for the president to declare victory on the website. there could be a now problems and not working 100 percent. but look for him to declare victory and look for him to suggest that the only problems with obama care were those website problems and now that that is fixed, obama care will be the great thing for everybody in america. >> his trustworthiness tock a hit sense the broken promise of if you like your doctor and plan you can cope them. would it be as effective as a month or three years ago? >> no, there is a credibility problem. you can keep your coverage plan back fired on the president. and the other is strategy of using success stories and looking to the obama care success stories and hopefully they will be more successful and the stories didn't man up. the republicans will have an equal numbers of people hurt by obama care and lost their coverage and have premiums go up and deductibles go sky high. there will be an equal. this per
is a cardiovascular event. >> one day after the improved website went live, president obama wants americans to give healthcare.gov another chance. >> and the president today says it is clear there's a high demand out there for affordable care. tara is at the white house with the latest. >> president obama is asking americans who need insurance to come back to newly overhauled healthcare.gov. >> do not let the initial problems discourage you because it's working better now and it's going to keep on working better over time. >> the obama administration says more than 1 million people logged on to the site monday and the system did no
. >> >>> growing fall out after a senior adviser to president obama advises americans to wait just three more years before obama care starts performing the way the administration promised it would. >> i think it is just a fact, and it may take until 2017 when this president leaves office, you will see almost every state in this country running your own exchanges and expanding medicaid and i think it will work really well then. >> karl rove, former senior adviser to president george w. bush. we look forward to that, greg, 2017 within karl, he is taking about medicaid, not the entire law, but there is a whole lot of people going under the medicaid rolls under this law right now. >> far more than anticipated. when you look at the relationship, they look for every one person added to medicaid, one person added to the private insurance market and it is not working out at all. there are a heck after lot more people added. for example, in oregon, 52,000 added to medicaid and zero added to private insurance. this is happy talk. this is looking super excited, but it was happy talk. you just wait. if we pass
a former senior adviser to president obama advises americans to wait just three more years before obama care starts performing the way the administration said it would. here's david plouffe. >> it's a fact. it may take until 2017. every state will be running exchanges and expanding medicaid. i think it will work well then. >> karl rove is a fox news contributor. to steal a line, "we'll look forward to that, greg." 2017, karl. he's talking about medicaid, not the law. but there is a lot of people going on the medicaid roles under the law now. >> more than anticipated. when you look at the relationship, they anticipated for every one person added the to medicaid they said one person on the private insurance market. that's not working. there are more people added. in oregon 52,000 people being added to medicaid, zero on private insurance. this was happy talk. this was going on, bubbling, looking excited but it was happy talk. we passed the the law three years ago. we have complete lly screwed up. wait three more years and we'll be out of office, so you can't blame us anymore. >> they say i
state will be among five million americans who won't be covered by obama care because their states are refusing medicaid expansion. >> our state is doing something called insure oklahoma. we've done it several years. it was a ramp-up process where it was a state solution to deal with uninsured in our state. that now is also considered illegal and we're going through the process to try to figure out people that were covered under insure oklahoma, that are exactly in that pool you're describing, now are being pushed out and our state has to then reconfigure. the biggest issue is why. you talk to the people that were covered under insure oklahoma, they liked their coverage. they have come to me and complained and said why can't i deep this. and so there are big issues. so it's simple to look at the data from a distance but when you know those families face to face, you see the real effect on them. a car dealership in central oklahoma city just talked to two days ago and his statement is he's now gone back on and discovered he's losing his insurance because he's one of those small asso
president obama this week as part of his "hardball" college tour coming from american university. that interview will air this thursday at 7:00 p.m. eastern right here on msnbc. you do not want to miss it. >>> immigration activists keep up their washington fast, but will their efforts translate into real reform on capitol hill? we'll take a look at that. >>> also ahead, have you heard detroit bracing for a bankruptcy ruling today. right now the judge is reading his decision in a courtroom on whether the city can go ahead with a chapter 9 feeling. what sdmeejt for the people and the ripple effects it could have across the country. like right here i can just... you know, check my policy here, add a car, ah speak to customer service, check on a claim...you know, all with the ah, tap of my geico app. oh, that's so cool. well, i would disagree with you but, ah, that would make me a liar. no dude, you're on the jumbotron! whoa. ah...yeah, pretty much walked into that one. geico anywhere anytime. just a tap away on the geico app. stick with innovation. stick with power. stick with techn
their relationship with african-americans. the constituency that was most scarred during her first bid for the presidency. after comments former president bill clinton made about candidate barack obama in the 2008 race. comments that sounded racially insensitive to many ears. black and white. as a way to salve the wound, the profile including funerals for prominent african-americans or commemorations of civil right events of which the clintons have been present. marking the hundredth anniversary of the largest african-american sorority. >> the idea that in the 21st century african-americans would wait in line to vote for ten hours while whites in an affluent precinct next door waited just ten minutes, or that african-americans would receive fliers telling them the wrong time and day to exercise their constitutional rights, that is not the america we expect or the america we want for our children. >> well, in the article in the "new york times" i mentioned, former virginia governor the first elected african-american governor in the country recalled a conversation with bill clinton in ma
that's not true. there are still glitches when americans try to sign up for obama care online and even death panel sebelius admits it's true, sort of. in "usa today" she wrote, for those who prefer to shop online you may want the to visit health care.gov in off-peak hours when there is less traffic. morning, evenings, weekends. have your information ready and comparison shop for the best deal. that doesn't sound fixed to me. we want to test it so back with us again trying to sign up for obama care. she's been trying all day. the co-host of "fox & friends" first, ainsley earhart. >> we have had producers here trying to get on the website today. one of the producers got on and it has to be during off peak times. basically you have to wait here. we'll make sure there is room for you to have a good experience on our site. here are things you can do to check out more the enrollment process. hurry up and wait is what this screen is saying. we'll get to you when we can. the website was built for 50 thousand people to log on now with the new open enrollment. people are are concerned because if
of obama care, providing 40 million americans with insurance coverage. instead you have rush limbaugh saying that the pope is a marxist. has he ever read the bible? talks so much about caring for the poor. caring for people in need. it even says it's easier for a camel to go through the eye of the needle than a rich person to go to heaven. that doesn't matter to seem people on the right. their christianity is their own form. and that concerns me. >> that is the point. josh, at the end of the day, what rush limbaugh is attacking the pope for is espousing the very things jesus said in the bible. suddenly this is marxism? haven't they sort of really gone around the bend if they're going to attack, a., an important religious leader in the world and basket, somebody talking about what their value supposedly espoused, christian tanty. >> i think there is room for disagreement among christians about economic policy and about, you know, the extent to which we have a responsibility to use the government to reduce income inequality. so i don't think you have to agree with the pope on this if yo
will interview president obama as part of the hardball college tour live from american university. the full interview airs thursday. we're following more developing news just within the past hours, the house passed that bipartisan bill on guns. it extends a ban on firearms that are able to get past metal detectors, that so-called plastic guns, why one top democrat says the bill does not go far enough. >>> plus, we're tracking a deadly winter storm that could even push las vegas below the freezing point. the weather channel's forecasting some of the coldest temps in years. you can join the conversation so many of you already have. go to my twitter page. it is at tamron hall and my team is at newsnation. so i c an reach ally bank 24/7, but there are no branches? 24/7. i'm sorry, i'm just really reluctant to try new things. really? what's wrong with trying new things? look! mommy's new vacuum! (cat screech) you feel that in your muscles? i do... drink water. it's a long story. well, not having branches let's us give you great rates and service. i'd like that. a new way to bank. a better way to
the money spent by bush administration and before this the obama administration, race to the top, all of the advancements we've been expecting, that american students have moved downward in these testings. we now rank below what we rank before. we're mid-range. actually rank below vietnam on math and reading scores. vietnam, which is not considered like shanghai and singapore, some other leading asian countries has now moved up. ron, you've studied a lot of this. you've covered all of these issues. what's going on here with our inability to make any headway on what is arguably a national security issue, the fact our kids are falling behind on math and science. >> you're exactly right. it is a national security issue. i would step back and put the education system in that big bucket of national institutions that are failing to adapt to the times. just like our other institutions letting us down right now. we have our leaders on the national and local level instead of getting together and figuring out what needs to be done, how do we modernize and transform our education system, they ar
able to keep their plans. now with the obama care website kind of sort of working, the president is making his sales pitch to the american people again. >>> also in national news, we already know the train was going too fast. now we know the engineer says he was in a daze before it derailed. what else will we learn when investigators update us this hour on that deadly train crash in the bronx? >>> and the pop culture lead. johnny's in the -- thinking about the french government charging bob dylan for inciting hate? bob dylan? the times, indeed, are a changing. good afternoon, everyone, welcome to "the lead." great to be back with you. i'm jake tapper. we'll begin with the national lead for most of the year. paula deen held the award for worst public disaster, and obama care rolled out, bad headlines, frustrated customers. during that time president obama explained, and eventually apologized. the white house claiming healthcare.gov handled 1 million visitors without major issues, the president is launching a massive three-week-long blitz to entice americans back to the website to
mentioned. people gather near the white house today to call on president obama to do more to help treat allen gross. the american contractor has been held in a cuban prison for four years. he was there to set up internet service. but cuba says it was part of a blot to undermine its government. he was convicted and sentenced to 15 years in jail. libby casey joins us now, libby, what happened at the vigil that was held today. >> allen gross lives outside of d.c., and he was very involved in the jewish community, and what he had gone down to do was set up internet hubs. he was a sun con track for the u.s. government, the agency for international development. so judy gross, just says that her husband was doing his job and time for the u.s. government to get more active and more involved in bringing him hold. she wants to put a personal face to the story. by now after 2004 years in a cuban prison he has changed. he has lost a lot of weight, he is not the man he used to be, and she is doing everything she can to pressure president obama to get more involved. >> i unction that he made an appea
, wants to put a picture and a personality behind the scene. she wants americans and president obama to feel connected to her husband. he was doing this work as a subcontractor, for a u.s. agency, and the work was to set up internet access for the jewish community opinion he had this rally today that was atented by his wife, but also by a large representation of the jewish community. that is pushing for his release. he has lost 100-pounds and he even has more intense problems. >> left to die, by his country. what could be worse than thinking that your government isn't doing anything to bring you home. so what is the white house reaction to allen gross' situation. >> well, the president says he talked about this today, the situation is unacceptable. he demanding the immediate and unconditionallal release. how, jay carney, the president to get more -- the problem is we are having this cold war mentality. things haven't really fallen out with cuba. personally engaged and other international figures to use their influence with cuba, to bro mote the beliefs. at the forefront of discussion
and breaking news this hour. jon: president obama trying to resell obamacare 2.0 to the american public. this after the self imposed fix deadline. but more lawsuits are trying to stop it before it gains speed. also disturbing developments after that deadly train derailment in new york city. we'll tell you what the ntsb is saying now. and a tip on a group of people giving generously in the name of religion to those who wait on us every day. these stories and much more all "happening now." well, right now on capitol hill, a house hearing on obamacare. welcome to a brand new hour of "happening now." jenna: and the chairman of the house committee saying that the president has developed a dangerous expansion of power and making up the law as he goes along to get what he wants when he wants it. >> from obamacare to immigration, the current administration is picking and choosing which laws to enforcement the president cannot refuse to enforce a law simply because he dislikes it. >> the administration's decision to defer action against particular individuals is neither unusual nor unconstitutio
their toll. >> today president obama lodge is a big health care pr push. he is encouraging americans to sign up for health insurance, but he is also trying to make -- change public opinion after two months of witches and delays. they say it is too little, too late. >> we will continue to listen to the market people and try to focus on protecting them from a flawed law. >> yesterday, after two months of around the clock work, the technical problems that help their got of -- at healthcare.gov were mostly fixed. hiccups,. somll hiccups, some users will encounter delays. some users are still not having much luck. howard has-- dan been waiting for two months. >> i cannot go any further because i'm not verified that i am me. >> his biggest concern now is getting a new policy in time. attack nineeart years ago, i'm terrified of not having a policy on january 1. differentll focus on aspects of the health care law, highlighting how it ended discrimination for people with three existing conditions, and expanded coverage for millions of americans who do not have insurance. karen travers, abc 7 news, wa
sauce. (laughter) long story short, caramel is a loser and the american people agree with me. >> an annual thanksgiving tradition president obama pardoning this year's turkey, popcorn is the name of the turkey, receiving the presidential pardon. popcorn beat a turkey named caramel for the honor. >> stephen: boom! suck it, caramel! the internet has spoken and they decided you lose. and since it's the internet, they've also decided that you're gay! ron paul 2012. (laughter) not sure which of those two you're applauding for but thank you. but nation there's a dark side to this story of two caged animal kos peteing to not-die. neither of them die. >> however, when the online voting ended even though it looked like the obama administration was going to take a stand and caramel was going to get executed the white house tweeted, in fact, no, no, no, they're both going to live. >> stephen: that's right! our coward in chief wasn't satisfied pulling out of iraq and pulling out of afghanistan. now he's pulling out of turkey. (laughter) mr. president, what kind of message does this send
. >>> an american in cuba is appealing to president obama. alan gross wrote a letter and it's expected to be delivered today. in it, gross says the president should intervene personally in his case. this is part of a new strategy by gross' family to put direct pressure on the white house. "the washington post" obtained a copy of this letter. >>> it is 34 minutes past the hour. let's get a check of the weather. are we talking snow again? >> we are, but not yet. i'll start on the positive side this time, right? >> nice smile. thank you. >> on the southeast. let's talk about temperatures. look at these temperatures. they are amazing. in atlanta, 72 degrees. looks like as we get through thursday when the average is 58. even here in new york city, we are talking about temperatures above normal. >> nice! thank you! >> enjoy it because it's all changing. of course. look at the snow totals we have seen in the system out west. you can actually see pretty good amounts. this system today will push to the east and diving farther down to the south so seeing some snow through colorado today. let's t
. earlier today, president obama kicked off his latest push, and asked americans to help him spread the word. >> i'm going to need some help in spreading the word. i need you to spread the word about the law, about its benefits, protections, about how folks can sign up. tell your friends. tell your family. do not let the initial problems with the website discourage you. >> okay. now, this, of course, is going to turn into an all-out messaging war, just how good are the democrats going to be at this. which is exactly why talk like this has to be countered. >> remember, before the affordable care act, these bad apple insurers had free reign every year to limit the care you received or use minor preexisting conditions to jack up your premiums or bill you into bankruptcy. so a lot of people thought they were buying coverage and it turned out not to be so good. >> if he really wants to go on offense, president obama needs, in my opinion, to tell it like it is about those bad apple insurers. they are selling substandard junk insurance. but for -- there just seems to be a great deal of reluctance o
. >>> a revamp and a resale. president obama will try to make the case again to the american people for his health care reform program. it has hit several stumbles still launching in october. >>> as the british prime minister visits china, the country's polit bureau expands domestic demand and pushes forward its key reform. >> announcer: you're watching "worldwide exchange," bringing you business news from around the globe. >> if you've just joined us stateside, u.s. futures are indicating a softer start after the close we saw yesterday. the s&p down nearly five right now. the dow is some, what, 35 points below fair value? the nasdaq at the moment is on fair value, just about the s&p 500 is around 3.5 points below fair value. european equities have been soft and we're down near the session lows. the cac 40 in france, up 1.5%. the italian market down 0.5%. meanwhile, u.s. vice president joe biden and the japanese prime minister shinzo abe have been giving a statement in tokyo. japanese prime minister abe saying we cannot accept china's one sided air defense zone over the east china sea throu
in the american political system. >> those cable pun people are good for something. >> the obama administration is laying out some environmental policies. among all of the new epa regulations, what are the critics fearful of? >> they would regulate much of the water in the united states but it would go beyond regulation on private property. something congressional critics say threaten private property rights. >> they want to control the private use of water on private property. they have done so without letting their science board weigh in. >> this isn't the first time that congress has raised question about the science hiepd behind the vigor. epa has ignored congress's request for the data behind the clean air acts that might cause businesses up to $90. they promised to provide that data, but now the science committee has had to issue a subpoena. >> one of the concerns i have is resources continue to be challenged and challenged and congress is continuing to challenge us on the house side. >> smith says he might issue more subpoenas. >> what about legal challenges? >> there are a lot in the wo
is the pre-existing condition, you don't have to worry about it anymore. all the polls show that while obama care, you use that name and a majority of americans say, no, no, no, i don't like that. but when you start talking about what's in the bill, most people like most of it, so they need to highlight that. >> and this is work they planned to do earlier, but then they found themselves on defense. >> exactly. the last two months of being slammed kind of pushed that stuff off to the side. >> now they're going to try and shift back. thank you very much, ellis henican. >> good to see you. >> coming up, we're back with the stories buzzing today, including a strange encounter with actor christopher walker. >>> first, according to bing trends, who is the most searched celebrity of 2013? madonna, kim kardashian, errih a rihanna, beyonce or taylor swift? without angie's list, i don't know if we could have found all the services we needed for our riley. from contractors and doctors to dog sitters and landscapers, you can find it all on angie's list. we found riley at the shelter, and found everythin
're in "the situation room." >>> all that coming up. we begin with an american held captive in cuba since 2009. now begging president obama to personally intervene. 64-year-old alan fwroes sa gros country, quote, abandoned him after he was imprisoned for bringing communications items. joining us, jill dougherty with the latest. jil, what are you learning? >> alan gross says he's in a small cell with two other inmates. he gets about an hour a day outside in a very small courtyard. and he says other than a few phone calls and visits, he is completely isolated from the outside world. at the gates of the white house, the wife of alan gross pleads for the president to help her husband. >> please, mr. president, don't leave alan to die in cuba. >> reporter: today marks the fourth anniversary of alan gross' imprisonment in cuba. arrested while working as a contractor for the u.s. government, bringing internet connectivity to cuba's jewish community. he was accused of trying to subvert the cuban revolution and sentenced to 15 years in prison. gross' family just released a letter from the 64-year-old t
of newman reading an alleged apology letter for crimes during the korean war. the obama administration is urging north korea to release new imagine and another american held there for more than a year. >>> a new clue in the death of "fast & furious" actor paul walker. >> up next, the new security video that shows the fiery crash and it may help rule out one theory on what happened. >> speed was a factor in the deadly train derailment in new york. what the engineer says was the problem. >> and the bay area woman is showing no love to southwest after she says the carrier kicked her and her service dog off a plane in oakland. ,,,,,, friend on saturday. jeff ng has the tape and why it may s in >>> new video of the fiery crash that killed actor paul walker and a friend on saturday. jeff nguyen has the tape and why it may prove the car walker was in was not drag-racing. >> reporter: new video obtained by omg insider shows the car crash that killed "fast & furious" star paul walker. you can see an explosion and smoke and flames shooting about 20 feet into the air after impact. today walker's
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to sign up for obama care may be a tough sell. according to a brand-new gallup poll, americans aged 18 to 29 are the least familiar with the health care law. this is the main group, by the way, an the administration needs toe attract to make the whole system work. call it crisis management on a global scale. vice president biden is on a mission to ease tensions between china and japan. he and the new u.s. ambassador to japan, caroline kennedy sat down with japan's deputy prime minister taro aso today. hot on the agenda, how to handle the defense zone chooen has over the sea. he was deeply concerned over the actions. >> the u.s. has an interest in lowering the tensions in this region as i believe all the countries in northeast asia share that same interest with us. >> this underscores the need for crisis management mechanisms and effective channels of communication between china and japan to reduce the risk of escalation. >> the vice president heads to meet with china's president xi jinping on wednesday. the u.s. and japan have refused to recognize china's new air defense zone. >>> shop
working, we know that obama care is still plagued with problems. and every american deserves relief from it. >> reporter: relief is also needed for congressional democrats who are nervously watching their poll numbers sink ahead of 2014 while the president's own approval ratings plummet. so he launched a new political campaign to call republicans out for not offering an alternative to a law that he vowed will not be torn down. >> you've got good ideas? bring them to me. let's go. but we're not repealing it as long as i'm president. i want everybody to be clear about that. >> reporter: with his em battled health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius and senior adviser valerie jarrett looking on he declared this is his top priority. >> if i have to fight another three years to make sure this law works that's what we'll de. >> there are millions more who stand to be helped. and we've got to make sure they know that. and i've said very clearly that our poor execution in the first couple months on the web site clouded the fact that there are a whole bunch of people who stand to benef
. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >>> evening, everyone, hillary clinton, president obama and the 2016 race for president. one elderly american's nightmare in north korea and the pope does what popes do, tells us not to be greedy and selfish and is called a commie for his trouble. that and more on the table tonight. we begin with headline, 2016 fever tests hillary clinton and president obama's bond. the reason his popularity is sinking. if she stays too close to him she hurts 49er chances of succeeding him. she is not officially running for anything yet and he has three years left in office. >> you're sitting here together. everybody in town is talking about it already and this is taking place. >> you know, steve, i got to tell you, you guys in the press are incorrible. >> we cannot make predictions of what is going to happen. all we can do is get up and have a clear-eyed view of what is going on in the world. >> that was then. what about now? with us tonight, christiane amanpour, and in the fifth chair, peter beinhart. alex, what do you make of their relationship? >> first, i liked hi
done? >> obviously gridlock has been pretty good. >> the rebranding continues. >> president obama used world aids day to remind people of some of the progress the affordable care act has made. >> thanks to the affordable care act, millions of insured americans will be able to get tested free of charge. now have access to affordable health care coverage and no american will be again denied health insurance because of their hiv status. >> the obama administration now claims that it has met the december 1 deadline that it set for itself to fix the website. a status report released yesterday said while we strive to improve our systems we believe we have met the goal of having a system that will move smoothly. today the white house said there were more than 750,000 visitors before 6:00 p.m. eastern. the "new york times" reports the white house is hoping that 7 million people will obtain insurance through the federal and state exchanges by the end of march. but, the affordable care act will have at least one new customer. >> has the president signed up for affordable care? >> i don't have an
administration is launching a three-week push to remind americans about the benefits of obama care. can they change the conversation around the president's signature domestic achievement? and also this, a senior republican senator is calling out the white house and this is how. listen. >> i think the current administration has taken lying to a new level. >> let's talk about all of it with john avalon, cnn political analyst and executive editor of the daily beast. let's talk about john cornyn in just a second. i want to get your take on the new push by the white house. three weeks, every day they'll have a new message, coming from the white house or somewhere else, touting the benefits of the law. they did this leading up to the launch of the law. we know what happened. is this going to work? what are they going to accomplish? >> this is the obama care advent calendar. this morning, someone mailed one to burman and it's good. we'll stick with it. one of the fascinating facts about the signature law, it's been terribly explained from the get-go. it's been a communications failure and a lo
the push to get american to sign up for obama care. but is he jumping the gun with his website still not 100%? what about all those complaints over sky high premiums? up next we'll talk to former ubs chairman robert wolf who has been one of president obama's closest allies on wall street. >> apple shares on a roll after a strong started to the holiday shopping season. we'll hear from somebody who says investors should buy this stock now before it really takes off. >> and there's been a lot of buzz online and on social networks about that minimum wage discussion we had yesterday with the mcdonald's worker. take a lynn. >> have you asked for a raise before? >> i have and i was pretty much told it's going to come eventually. just wait. >> coming up former council of economic advisers says be careful what you wish for. raising the minimum wage will only end up hurting the very people it's intended to help. he's join us on the "closing bell." stick with innovation. stick with power. stick with technology. get the new flexcare platinum from philips sonicare and save now.
to hang out with miley cyrus and more. >>> troubling trend on an international scale. why american students appear to be falling behind their counter parts in europe and asia. >> president obama trying to >>> good afternoon, i'm pat lawson muse. >> i'm barbara harrison. police in montgomery county are trying to track town a teacher accused of having sex with her 15-year-old student. sharon hopped a flight to hong kong last month. they are working with officials to get her extradited back to the states. >>> officer mark washington was arrested yesterday hours after somebody saw him with child important. washington has been with d.c. police since 2006. mark segraves will have the latest on this story ahead at 5:00. >>> looks like a bill to raise d.c.s minimum wage is on the way. preliminary approval to a measure that will increase it from $8.25 an hour to $11.50 an hour by 2015. they need to send it to mayor vincent gray's desk. >>> two water main breaks are open this afternoon. south arlington mill drive between taylor and south randolph streets were closed this morning. there was a
: the politics of the affordable care act; rising tensions in asia; how american students performed on a world wide report card; and detroit's bankruptcy gets the green light. >> woodruff: in washington today, president obama worked to refocus the health care debate on the successes of the affordable care act. newshour congressional correspondent kwame holman begins our coverage. >> reporter: the president touted benefits of the affordable care act at the white house this afternoon, flanked by people who've gained under the program. >> right now, what this law is doing is helping folks. and we're just getting started with the exchanges, just getting started with the marketplaces. so, we're not going to walk away from it. if i've got to fight another three years to make sure this law works, then that's what i'll do. >> reporter: the president's appearance opened a new public relations offensive to move beyond the law's troubled rollout. >> do not let the initial problems with the web site discourage you because it's working better now, and it's just going to keep on working better over time. ev
the beginning of the obama care debate i've been telling you it's not the cost of the health insurance that will be the main problem. yes, the cost is going to go higher for working americans, no question, but it is access to doctors that will vex americans in the future. in the next five weeks millions of americans will be added to the medicaid rolls. next year the congressional budget office predicts that 9 million more people will be receiving medicaid. just 69 percent of american doctors accept medicaid now. that number may go lower as government payments drop. if millions are added to the medicaid rolls and two-thirds accept those patients, the lines are going to be all over the place. joining us from oklahoma city, dr. keith smith who has a surgery practice and dr. brooks. dr. brooks, you don't take medicaid health insurance at all, correct? >> that's correct, bill. >> why? >> i don't think i can do a thorough job. i don't believe in running people through my practice. i don't believe in volume practice and the new laws really would necessitate my pushing people through, not doin
the leadership of president obama his election helped us in preparation for his taking office to in the new democratic majority passing the legislation the he american investment that will enable us to get $150 million to turn in wonderful place into something significant. it's an honor to be here with you and tiger for not only this building but understanding what we do in our area is of national significance and has the leadership when we say we're going to get something we get it done. i appreciate your leadership of the g s ashlgs naturally and i can say what i said because of our great leadership from mayor ed lee. well, the american reinvestment and he recovery act we were able to do the tunnel and so many things and now today. the mayor will agree that is a pleasure this was a historic place in the center but instead of being the connection it was sort of what are we going to do and exploit the opportunity by this location and from the earthquake we all worked together to restore the now made for the judge the ground breaking are courthouse. it was so beautiful and also contributing
'm going to do is make sure that we get it fixed. >> this weekend was president obama's sow-imposed deadline to make the site work. the department of health and human services announced a main online artery for americans to buy health insurance is working 90% of the time. more than 400 bugs in the system has been fixed since the launch, and as many as 800,000 users can access the system daily. >> you can never get a second chance for a first impression, and it was terrible. i think it will be an unfolding terror for the president. >> bottom line, healthcare.gov on december 1st is night and day from where it was on octobe october 1st. >> reporter: and already users are seeing signs of improvements on healthcare.gov . shawn of virginia signed up and got health insurance for himself and his kids. >> the experience was wonderful. i love it. there were no problems. we went through everything real smooth. >> reporter: with help from the non-profit neighbors' keeper people have been able to go to healthcare.gov and get the health insurance they seek successfully. >> i was able to
report card on black friday weekend and cyber monday, what the numbers say about holiday sales, american consumers and the economy. plus a look at the health of the obama care exchange after two months, and why some states want to blaze their own trail. >>> and a blast of the 401k returns. the latest controversy. i'm david shuster, and this is real money. ♪ >> this is "real money," and you are the most important part of the show. so join our live conversation for the next half hour on twitter @aj real money. black friday has come and gone, but cyber monday is upon us. today is the day that men many americans take advantage of shopping dials online. sales dropped 3% from last year so a lot of economists are counting on the online surge to soften what normally would be considered an abysmal weekend. in terms of shear volume the shottener is not helpful. an estimated 59 million americans did some christmas holiday shopping online over the weekend averaging purchases $178 each. that is up from last month's figures. now a projected jump in cyber monday sales of 18.7% compared to last year.
to tell us what it means for the to be american economy and the global economy as well. we are coming right back. the obama administration touting dramatic improvements out of healthcare.gov, and that is not what we are finding. we will be talking with the former director, tom scully, on what is really going on with obamacare. as a business owner, i'm constaly putting out fires. so i deserve a small business credit card with amazing rewards. with the spark cascard from capital one, i t 2% cash back on ery purchase, every day. i break my back around here. finally soone's recognizing me th unlimited rewards! meetings start at 11, cindy. [ male announcer get the spark business card from capital o. chse 2% cash back or double miles on every purchas every d. what's in your wallet? i need your timesheets, larry! lou: our first guest is here to serve at least partly as a tutor for you will end me. he says that obamacare is the biggest middle-class entitlement ever conceived and he says beyond the flawed website, we need to stay focused on the fact that health care law spends too much on the
, this white house has -- president obama has tried -- alk a fine line between between being the first african-american president of and the president for all americans at which is what he has said he is. he is often asked by the caucus, by l black african-american supporters for is your agenda african-american communities in this country. where is your urban policy. things that help black people in this country. he has said, my policies are help all people, the economy is a central issue. improving economy improves everybody's lives. frustration a that's not quite resolved. it's extremely popular among between what ans he's doing specifically for it's communities, whether economic l, america, ty in urban college affordability, those are the issues he had to think about. on his part to be too closely identified as the first black president. still frightens people in this country. >> now to barbara from red rock, oklahoma on our line for republicans. barbara, you're on with scott wilson of "the washington post." good morning, guys. thank you for taking my call. i just want to say that i think obama's
for the to be american economy and the global onomy as well. we are coming right back. the obama administration touting dramatic improvements out of healthcare.gov, and that is not what we are finding. we will be talking with the former director, tom scully, on what is really going on withtÑ lou: our first guest is here to serve at least partly as a tutor for you will end me. he says that obamacare is the biggest middle-class entitlement ever conceived and he says beyond the flawed website, we need to stay focused on the fact that health care law spends too much on the wrong people. joining us tonight is tom scully. he is the former leader for medicare and medicaid services during the bush administration and also a health policy staffer in the bush xli white house. in a new york privatee equity firmexpert on health care. we are hearing great skepicism our own reporters and correspondent, peter ducey, getting error messages when he logs on and it looks to be a bit of a mess. what do you think? >> i'm sure 's getting better, i think it's a lot better from a consumer point of view from what i can tell. i
the affordable care act work for the american people. >> a lot of folks fired up about the botched roll out of obama care but so far no one has been fired. these are just a few of the headlines. and growing speculations of a white house shake up. great to see you andy. what does the president have to do? >> i think he should take a look at his entire team. it is the chief of staff's job to remind the president to pay attention to changes that may have to be made because the president has to change a base of a problem. you want to change that base so you don't have identification with a problem. i kept a hit by the bus list for the president in case he had to make the change. >> interesting. >> i suspect that the chief of staff has that job right now. >> you called it a hit by the bus list. >> i wonder what he has in store for kathleen sebelius. >> remember that most of these people serve at the pleasure of the president. >> i think he should want to make a change if only to demonstrate with the american people public and it is going to be different. sometimes it is to change the faces of th
that things were going to get better. unfortunately that hasn't happened. >> obama administration has led the deportation of more people than any of the other administrations in years. >> i want everybody to be able to reach that american dream and that is why immigration reform is an economic imperative. >> these are people that just wanted a shot at the american dream and who love this country. and frankly you know many of these folks have contributed to greatly to our communities. >> and sometimes when i talk to immigration advocates, you know, they wish i could just bypass congress and change the law myself. but that's not how democracy works. >> but for those in the front lines of immigration enforcement, his words ring hollow. >> until everyone decides to speak with one solid voice, and develop that needed lobby, things aren't going ochange. because on the other -- to change. because on the other side, folks spend billions of dollars to lobby to keep the things the way they are. >> until our government does something to make our immigration laws more humane and more fair then the ki
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